Top Reasons Why Newt Gingrich Should Not Be Donald Trump’s Vice President

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich has been making the rounds on news shows and has lobbed criticism about Trump’s comments he made pertaining to the potential bias of the judge of the Trump University case. Gingrich said on Fox News Sunday, “It was one of the worst mistakes Trump has made. Inexcusable.” The next day the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appeared on Fox News and rebuked the Former Speaker saying his remarks were, “inappropriate“.

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I find this exchange between the two to be relieving. It has been reported by Newsmax that Newt Gingrich has topped the list of Trump’s Vice Presidential picks. I am not a fan of Newt Gingrich at all. Since he began his political career he has shown to be a big government Republican and has globalist foreign policy and economic views. Gingrich, in 1968, became the Southern regional director for the presidential campaign of the liberal Governor of New York, Nelson Rockefeller. I understand views change and evolve over time as we experience life’s trials and tribulations. However, Gingrich did not back away from his associations with big globalist spending agendas, quite the opposite is true. Gingrich furthered the globalist agenda when he became a congressman representing Georgia’s 6th district in 1979.

Under the guise of “conservatism” he has advanced his cause to weaken the sovereignty of America and helped hinder our country’s freedom to decide our own destiny. His subversive actions, which is standard modus operandi for most of Washington DC, is even more insidious because he claims to be something he is not. I am unsure of what a conservative is these days. I once, and at times still do, refer to myself as a conservative. However, the conservative leadership has failed to conserve anything over the last 3 decades and Newt Gingrich has been an instrumental part of this failure.

He voted for the federal Department of Education in 1979 during his very first year as a congressman. This will begin a pattern of government expansion at the federal level that Gingrich will support repeatedly. Creating a national department of education had been one of the goals of the Communist Party of The USA. William Z. Foster was the Communist Party USA leader and ran for the presidency in 1924, 1928, and 1932. He writes on page 316 of his book, “Toward Soviet America ” which was published in 1932 the following:

“… the schools, colleges, and universities will be coordinated and grouped under a National Department of Education and its state and local branches. The studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology…. [Curriculum will focus on] internationalism and the general ethics of the new Socialist society.”

This has been part of the communist, and by extension, the globalist agenda since its inception. We can currently observe what Foster only dreamed about implementing happening today. We can thank Newt Gingrich for being a part of that. The Department of Education passed the House with a vote of 210-206. Only three representatives separated it from being voted down.

Currently Donald Trump wants to do away with many of the federal government’s regulations concerning education and give the power of choice back to state and municipal governments. This is the exact opposite of what Foster proclaimed in his book and what Gingrich supported back in 1979.
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I believe Donald Trump is correct on this very important issue. I have two sons of my own and do not want Washington dictating some absurd standards. Not only that, but, the United States has been receiving abysmal ranks when compared to the other 34 countries in OECD. The 2012 PISA results state that USA is ranked 27th in math and 20th in science Among the 34 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which sponsors the PISA initiative. It is also important to point out that he Slovak Republic, which scores similarly to the U.S., spends $53,000 per student while the U.S. spends $115,000 per student. It appears evident this is not a funding issue but a bureaucratic breakdown intertwined with the destruction of the traditional family model.

We have given power to China to flood the market with slave labor goods which has resulted in the loss of many American jobs and has enriched the Chinese communist government. This has a lot to do with Gingrich’s continued support of granting China “Most Favored Nation” status.(Also read this Article from the L.A Times)

How can Trump argue the point of renegotiating trade deals with China if his Vice Presidential pick agrees with Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, on Chinese trade policy? Hillary Clinton visited China in February of 2009 to convince the Chinese government to keep propping up the dollar. She said during her visit, “We are truly going to rise or fall together”. I’d also like to note that China currently holds 1.3 trillion dollars in US debt which is about 20% of the U.S. total foreign debt.

To expound on his globalist and internationalist intimacy Gingrich joined The Council of foreign Relations in 1990. The CFR is known to be a proponent of policies that promote other societies around the globe to accept western ideals such as democracy and egalitarianism. These objectives are achieved in many cases through military intervention.

Richard N. Gardner wrote an article in The CFR’s publication “Foreign Affairs” titled “The Hard Road to World Order” published in April of 1974. This piece is cited widely by many individuals that have noticed the insidious nature of the CFR. Before I get to the article I’d also like to add that Gardner was a member of the Trilateral Commisions. The Trilatteral Commisions is a nongovernmental discussion group founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller. Republican Senator Barry Goldwater excoriated the group by suggesting it was

“a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power: political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical… [in] the creation of a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nation-states involved.”

The article Gardner wrote on page 556 that a

“quest for a world structure that secures peace, advances human rights and provides conditions for economic progress”

Gardner supported on page 558 an

“end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece…”

He continues that this

“functional approach to world order”

involves

…inventing or adopting institutions of limited jurisdiction and selected membership to deal with specific problems on a case-by-case basis…

I went a little in-depth with specific CFR sources to illuminate the type of agenda that this group promotes and Gingrich, being a member, subscribes to their foreign policy. Now in step with the CFR’s philosophy Gingrich voted to give the UN billions of dollars and also increase funding to the UN peace keeping forces.

Newt Gingrich on trade has been horrendous. He has given power to organizations such as the WTO which has eroded American sovereignty. As I discussed prior allowing China to have “Most Favored Nation” status has resulted in a loss of many American jobs. He has also supported GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade).
He testified in front of the House Ways and Means Committee in 1994 stating:

“We need to be honest about the fact that we are transferring from the United States at a practical level, significant authority to a new organization. This is not just another trade agreement. This is doing something which twice, once in the 1940s and once in the 1950s, the U.S. Congress rejected… It is a very big transfer of power.”

He admitted to eroding the nation’s sovereignty to a foreign entity. GATT also gave fast track authority for the president and WTO. GATT reduced lump sum payouts of an employee’s pension and also reduced the maximum amount you can put in a 401K. You can argue about the efficacy of GATT economically, however it seems to me it has given more power to another organization (WTO) that is toothless. It has allowed China to give illegal export subsidies to its own manufactures and leverage other unfair advantages with no repercussions from any authority.

Gingrich enthusiastically supported NAFTA with Bill Clinton. Gingrich said this about NAFTA:

“This is a vote for history, larger than politics, larger than reelection, larger than personal ego,””

Gingrich admits, in the video, NAFTA created jobs in Mexico. He claims that since it created jobs in Mexico it has an overall benefit for the entire region which includes Mexico, the US and Canada. Gingrich wanted a better neighborhood for us and thinks NAFTA would have cleaned up Mexico. (Which obviously has not worked since Mexicans are still fleeing in droves to work in the US) So if it didn’t improve job growth in America for its citizenry and Mexicans are still coming to the US for work what was the point of all this? This sounds more like what some would call the North American Union.

Gingrich voted for the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration Act. I like to call it amnesty. Gingrich, in the video, claims he and Reagan were bamboozled into believing their opposition would keep their promises in regards to immigration law enforcement. I believe Gingrich and others should have held out until the proponents of amnesty showed moment on sealing the borders and enforcing the immigration laws.

Representative Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) the Republican chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus said this about Gingrich’s amnesty proposal in 2011:

“I’m one of the few members of Congress to have seen what happens along the border when people from Georgia or somewhere else that don’t understand what’s going on with the immigration issue don’t take the time to go to Latin America and talk to people who are considering coming here illegally. They don’t understand that talking about amnesty to reduce illegal immigration is about as logical as somebody saying, ‘Let’s drill a hole in the bottom of a boat to let the water out.’ You’re going to cause a whole new wave of illegal immigration.”

During the 1996 election cycle Gingrich vehemently opposed Ron Paul’s bid to reenter congress after a decade. Gregg Laughlin, was one of the House Democrats that became a Republican. His reward from then Speaker Newt Gingrich: a seat on the House Ways and Means Committee. Ron Paul won in the primary without the endorsements of many powerful Republicans. Many in the GOP such as George HW Bush and then Governor of Texas George W. Bush endorsed Paul’s opponent in the primary. Paul went on to defeat Charles “Lefty” Morris in the general election.

Gingrich speaking with President Bill Clinton at a Town Hall meeting said this about the UN and who he is a “fan” of:

But I want to say, secondly, about the U.N.— because I’m a big fan of Franklin Roosevelt’s, I’m frankly a fan of Woodrow Wilson’s, and I think what they were trying to accomplish was terribly important—I think we have to revisit the United Nations current structure.

Gingrich was referring to an international organization, the UN, in the context of his speech. The two presidents he is a “fan” of helped create two monstrosities of international banking. FDR promoted the Bretton Woods Agreements which lead to the IMF. Wilson created the Federal Reserve Bank by signing the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. I think many can agree that both these acts by the presidents have led us to the unstable financial state we find ourselves in today.


To wrap this up here are a few things I think would make Gingrich a bad choice for Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential pick:

The New York Times Reported in June of 1995 that Henry Kissinger (an internationalist) was Newt Gingrich’s favorite mentor.

He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine which was very antithetical to the first amendment.

He calls for War with Iran covertly in 1995

He also calls for an all out war with Iran during his run for president.

I have saved the most egregious act by Gingrich for last. I can never, ever forgive a person for having fake Twitter followers. How dare you Mr. Speaker. How dare you.

In summarization, I believe Newt Gingrich is a globalist that has latched onto Donald Trump’s campaign. I also believe Gingrich has become more outspoken about Trump as a result of Trump distancing himself from Gingrich as a Vice Presidential selection. If Trump goes ahead and selects Gingrich, I think it will be a tremendous mistake and will come back to haunt him.

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About Ian Erickson

Ian is married father with two sons that lives in New Jersey. Ian has decided to enter back into the world of news and opinion. He is member of the GOP that has worked on several campaigns from national, state and local levels. He has had opinion pieces published in local NJ newspapers such as The Star Ledger. Also, he has contributed to The John Birch Society and various other websites. He had a book of poetry published while majoring in Biblical Studies at Pillar College in NJ. The book is titled Broken. He has had his poems published in poetry journals. He has been a guest speaker at Pillar College to speak about creative writing and poetry. Ian was voted ” Most Sarcastic Person” for the state of New Jersey in 2007.

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